The Kirkwood Call

Turkey Day cancellation: Player reaction

A tradition dating back over a century, the annual Turkey Day game is an event that brings together the Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities.
Jack Matousek, Sports Writer December 2, 2020

Kirkwood football defeated the Eureka Wildcats  28-17 in their final game of the season on Oct. 23. That win made the Pioneers 2-1 on the season and secured the second seed in the district playoffs. The...

We are still failing

The KHS cafeteria sits undisturbed on Oct. 26, two weeks before students would return in person.
Olivia Silvey, opinions editor November 11, 2020

A little less than a week before I was supposed to start my senior year in person, my boss called to tell me I had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I’m a golf caddy, and on the...

Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg

Leeuwenburg blocks the defensive lineman after hiking the ball to the quarterback.
Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief October 20, 2020

There’s a word people use to describe football players who eat candy or drink soda during games: retired. That wasn’t Jay Leeuwenburg.  Before the nine NFL seasons, the unanimous All-American selection...

H squared podcast: Picks and the fix feat. Tom Mueller

In this episode, we evaluate these three NFL matchups.
Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner October 10, 2020

In this edition of TKC's H squared sports podcast, Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner talk with Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief, about three week five NFL matchups. They will tell who to pick in these games...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.
Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.
Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed...

Super Bowl LIV preview

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2. Art by Hayden Davidson.
Hayden Davidson, sports writer January 30, 2020

Anything can happen in sports, especially in high-stakes, heat-of-the-moment games. In the Super Bowl’s recent history, we’ve seen a two-point conversion play that earned its own nickname (the “Philly...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to
Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm...

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